Biomedical Equipment Officer Non-profit Job Careers – Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Organisation: Joint Medical
Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to supply medicines, medical equipment and
related healthcare services, and training of assured quality to the people of
Uganda at affordable prices. It was established in 1979 as a joint venture
between the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and the Uganda Protestant
Medical Bureau (UPMB).
Job Summary: The Biomedical
Equipment Officer will coordinate as well as perform installation, repair and
maintenance of biomedical medical equipment and hospital furniture to the
expected and desired standards to ensure efficient and effective functioning of
the equipment in line with the recommended industrial guidelines and procedures.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will prepare annual section
    work plans and budgets
  • Keenly monitor and coordinate activities
    of the biomedical equipment workshop
  • Carry out market and industry research to
    determine trends in biomedical equipment technology and use
  • Ensure that repair jobs at the JMS
    workshop or at health facilities are carried out in a manner that meets
    acceptable professional and industrial standards.
  • Prepare operational activity plans for the
    section in liaison with the workshop team and ensure defined targets are
  • Work out maintenance schedules and costs
    for all equipment installed in the member units by JMS using commissioning
    dates as the basis.
  • The incumbent will also ensure workshop
    tools and test equipment are secure, and plan for their replacement.
  • Organise and conduct training programs for
    member units.
  • Work closely with relevant departments to
    ensure JMS’s procurements for medical equipment and spare parts are of
    acceptable quality and cost effectiveness.
  • The jobholder will organise and
    participate in outreach visits to member units in order to carry out
    medical equipment installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance,
    repairs and advisory services.
  • Offer advisory services to customers in
    terms of preventive maintenance, repairing maintenance manuals,
    standardising of medical equipment, establishing safety at work and fire
  • Provide technical advice and support to
    JMS with respect to operational equipment and other installations where applicable
  • Travel to customer sites located in
    different parts of Uganda to install, commission or repair medical
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the
    workshop, plan and schedule work, and in liaison with the workshop team
    compile reports on activities and jobs undertaken.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in biomedical medical or clinical engineering.
  • Specialized training in repair and
    maintenance of a wide range of medical equipment is a key requirement
  • A minimum of three years of related
    working experience in a similar position
  • Proven ability to read and interpret
    schematics and equipment service manuals
  • Competence in using all applicable test
    equipment and workshop tools required in the performance of the outlined
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested job seekers are encouraged to
submit their updated CVs with  copies of
academic certificates, testimonials and three (3) referees including their day
time telephone contact and email address. Please firmly staple your papers
together and indicate position applied for on the right hand side of envelope.
All address your applications to:
Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Joint Medical Store,
P. O. Box 4501, Kampala, Uganda
Or hand deliver your application to: Joint Medical Store (JMS), Plot
1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya.
Deadline: 25th August
2017 by 5:00pm
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